European Commission publishes the results of the empirica "Pilot on eHealth Indicators".

Survey takes pulse of e-Health in Europe and prescribes wider ICT use among doctors - European Commission publishes the results of the empirica "Pilot on eHealth Indicators" study

The European Commission today published a pan-European survey on electronic services in healthcare (eHealth) that shows 87% of European doctors (General Practitioners) use a computer, 48% with a broadband connection. European doctors increasingly store and send patients' data such as lab reports electronically. In using such eHealth applications, doctors and medical services have already improved healthcare in Europe through, for example, more efficient administration and shorter waiting times for patients. The report also highlights where doctors could make better use of ICT to offer services such as telemonitoring, electronic prescriptions and cross border medical services.

Presse release: The results of this survey, which involved almost 7,000 General Practitioners in the 3rd quarter of 2007, are related to these policy initiatives. The results will be presented in the forthcoming European eHealth Conference in Slovenia on May 6-7.
For more information: 29 Country profiles and the final report are available at:
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